Moon ♍ Virgo
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 13 September 2017 at 06:25.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1904" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2017 after 17 days on 5 October 2017 at 18:40.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 218 of Meeus index or 1171 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠49.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠79°.
4 days after point of perigee on 13 September 2017 at 16:04 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 September 2017 at 06:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 376 367 km (233 864 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 342 km (251 246 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 17 September 2017 at 18:28 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 2 October 2017 at 02:05 in ♒ Aquarius.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 14 September 2017 at 13:00 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.438°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.516° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 September 2017 at 10:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 1 day on 20 September 2017 at 05:30 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.